UDON Entertainment, longtime publisher of material about fighters and the streets they prowl, has announced Street Fighter Masters: Akuma Vs Ryu for next February.
There’s a lot of Persona coming our way, suddenly. News leaked yesterday of two titles coming to consoles soon: a remake of Persona 3 and a Persona 5 spinoff game called Persona 5 Tactica. In the latter, you move stylized P5 characters on a grid, position them strategically, and attack with turn-based moves. It’s much like XCOM or those games where Mario meets the Rabbids.
Confession time: I’m the only gamer in the entire United States Of America who hasn’t played Elden Ring. The reason I’ve been avoiding it is the same reason I avoided Dark Souls and its sequels — From Software games tend to be brutally hard, and I don’t generally enjoy brutally hard games (except for Cuphead for some reason — that 1930s art style goes a long way).
UDON Entertainment has published artbooks before, but few as hefty as the one they’re starting to talk about: a nearly 500-page volume devoted to the beloved anime Gurren Lagann. It’s one of the largest and most extensive book of sketches and art any anime has ever received.
No one pays much attention to the occupations Street Fighter characters are on the record as having — and they make little sense when focused on. Chun-Li, for example, is supposed to be an Interpol agent. How many Interpol agents tend to dress like that? Cammy is also supposedly a secret spy, working for M16 in London. We never see them working these jobs because their side hobby of entering worldwide fighting tournaments to thwart the plans of M. Bison gets all the attention.
The landmark manga Record of Lodoss War has turned 30, and to celebrate the anniversary, its original creator Ryo Mizuno has written a new novel that takes place 100 years after the end of the original story. That novel has been turned into a manga itself and UDON Entertainment will be releasing it in English next year.
The comics company UDON Entertainment works with a lot of video game properties, Capcom’s most prominently. They’ve published comics, art books and manga based on Street Fighter, Mega Man, Monster Hunter, Dark Souls, Persona, Bayonetta, Bloodborne, and Darkstalkers…which brings us to their latest announcement.
The world is at war. Humans, Orks, Werewolves, Elves, Pockle, Lizardmen, Korron, Klord, Sephyea – all will have their parts to play before the final swords clash. There will be losses on all sides, and Queen Vivian will need to show the true strength of the Queen in the Iron Mask. UDON Entertainment is proud to present the stunning conclusion to Akihito Tomi’s epic manga adventure with the release of STRAVAGANZA VOLUME 3.
Free Comic Book Day Silver Sponsor UDON Entertainment is celebrating their 20TH anniversary with Street Fighter #100.